A Brooklyn judge yesterday sentenced the owners of a construction company to the maximum penalty of six months in prison for causing the death of a worker who was not equipped with a safety harness when he fell from a scaffold in Bushwick.
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Defense attorney Jerry Bernstein said the defendants had paid for Jabbie's wedding and bought an Acura sedan for him before the June 2005 accident.
"In terms of showing care for their employees, the government wonders why instead of paying for a wedding and an Acura, they didn't pay for a harness and training that would have ensured the safety of their worker," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Coyne.